Debian Configuration :: Squeeze: Hiding Partitions In Nautilus?

Jan 23, 2011

how to hide an unmounted partition from the nautilus right side panel?

for lenny an hal policy did the trick, but it does not seem working with squeeze anymore...

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Debian Configuration :: Broken Trash From Fstab-partitions In Nautilus

Jan 21, 2016

On my system nearly all subfolders of my home-directory are on another hard drive. I included them via /etc/fstab as shown in the example below:

UUID=12c12565-ece4-4a22-b5c5-275aba1a3fd4 /media/data ext4 defaults 0 2
/media/data/archive /home/XXX/archive none bind 0 0
etc.

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Debian :: Prepare Partitions For Squeeze?

May 18, 2010

I'd like to prepare partitions for squeeze on my home PC using gparted. I have empty 40GB HD. Should I create ext4 partitions? How have you created on your system?

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Ubuntu :: Hiding Windows (NTFS) Partitions But Still Have Access

Feb 3, 2010

I still have to dual boot with Windows (for now!) but having the various NTFS partitions show up in Nautilaus, etc. is a problem.Also I would like to share some data between Win7 and Ubuntu 9.10 but I cannot create any more partitions due to well know limitations. In my case I already have 3 primary Windows partitions that I want to keep and 1 primary Linux with ext4 and swap as logicals for Ubuntu. BTW my laptop had all 4 primaries used up an I got rid 1 for Ubuntu. I could get rid of more but really do not want to now.

I found many great ideas and suggestions here in the forums but could not find exactly what I was looking for so I cobbled together a couple of I ideas and I think I have a working solution.First to hide a Windows partition and protect it this works great when you add this line to fstab:

Quote:

/dev/sda2 /Windows/sda2 ntfs-3g defaults,umask=777 0 0

Of course change your partition to the correct one and make sure the /Windows directories are created.I have used this many times and it works great except I want to have access to 1 or 2 directories without exposing the whole drive.I turned to symbolic links to help solve but when sda2 is "hidden" with the above there is a rights problem for my normal user. I could probably solve it with umask somehow but I just did this instead:

Quote:

/dev/sda2 /Windows/sda2 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0

I found this allows me to access the directory but it is still hidden from Nautilaus. I am guessing it is because it is mounted in a location it does not normally look in.After this I created a symbolic link to the directories I want access like this:

Quote:

ln -s /Windows/sda2/Temp /home/myuser/windir

Note I did not use sudo here because that was causing me rights problems at one time. This is permanent until you rm the windir file since symbolic links are just special files.

So now I can access windir in my home directory on the NTFS partition without me accidentally messing up my other Windows system files. If I try hard I can mess it up but this provides just enough protection for me. I can also drag the link to my desktop or the Naultilaus left nav pane and it acts like a regular directory.I sure there are a 100 ways to achieve what I wanted to do but thought I would share this method since it took me a while to figure it out.

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Debian Multimedia :: Install Dropbox On Squeeze Kde 4 Without Nautilus

Feb 19, 2011

A very quick and straightforward install of Dropbox on Squeeze kde 4..4 without Nautilus dependencies. It worked perfectly for me.

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Debian :: Encrypt Partitions On A Usb Stick Using Squeeze?

Oct 19, 2010

I am trying to encrypt partitions on a usb stick using squeeze. I will be installing Arch on that stick, but as I am using Debian as the OS to do the encrypting I thought here was the best place to ask. I've not had any dealings with encryption before so i'm a little lost. It's not working as I would expect basically - here is the error mssge :

spoovy@peony ~ $ sudo cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain -y -s 512 luksFormat /dev/sdb5
WARNING!
This will overwrite data on /dev/sdb5 irrevocably.
Are you sure? (Type uppercase yes): YES
Enter LUKS passphrase:
Verify passphrase:
device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument
Failed to setup dm-crypt key mapping for device /dev/sdb5.

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Debian :: Hibernation With Two Swap Partitions In Squeeze?

Jul 27, 2010

I have two disks, sda and sdb. Each has a partition that is part of a mdraid array for /. Each one also has a swap partition, and both are used by linux. I've heard that hibernation won't work with two swap partitions. Is there any workaround, other than only using one swap partition?

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Debian Multimedia :: Partitions Not Shown In Nautilus And Gnome-panel?

Jan 25, 2011

I'm using Debian Squeeze amd64. I have a disk with 4 partitions (Debian, Windows7, Data and Swap). Everytime I boot debian my partitions are not shown in Nautilus and gnome-panel:While nautilus is this way, if I plug USB drives it doesn't run automount.If I execute the command "nautilus -q" and restart the gnome panel, the partitions are shown and the usb automount start to work,if I add "nautilus -q" toartup automatically my desktop gets deactivated.Image after "nautilus -q" and "killall gnome-panel"Does anyone know how to fix it, and make the partitions and the usb automount work correctly

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Debian :: After Upgrading To Squeeze - Can't Mount My HDD Partitions Anymore

Oct 23, 2010

Actually, the /root- filesystem still gets mounted, for all the others I get the following message:

When I type

I get:

But this only happens when using my custom kernel (2.6.32.24). When I use the kernel which was automatically installed (2.6.32-5-amd64), the problem doesn't occur.

Is there a kernel option I should have turned on?

I checked the UUID-numbers from the error messages with the output of "blkid" - they match. The rootfs is on sda2 (which gets mounted without error) - so I tried applying the fstab mount options of sda2 to the other partitions - same problem still. what makes the root partition so special? Is it because it's defined by grub.cfg?

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Debian Installation :: All Partitions Mounted At Boot Time (Squeeze)

Dec 5, 2010

I am using Gnome and Squeeze. I am wondering if I have a problem of understanding, or a problem that I found with Gnome.

My configuration is with a 3 hard disk system.

disk1 (Debian)
disk2 (XP and Fedora)
Disk3 (W7 and a Data partition)

When I boot and log in, all partitions for disk2 and disk3 are mounted read-write. Only by going to command line am I able to unmount the drives with the following sequence

cd /media
umount *
umount *

I should be able to mount and umount a drive by providing or responding to a root password. But I am not given the option to present a password. My request is blocked.

I also do not want to see the drives remounted after a boot. I tried to find out how this was managed, but I was unable to discover the module and it's parameter list that controls or does this task.

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Debian Configuration :: Squeeze D-u - Kernel Configuration Skipped

Jul 6, 2010

I have a set of vm's with stable, testing, and sid to keep track of how things are going. When I did an apt-get dist-upgrade with squeeze last week, things seemed to OK (350 package updates) until the end. It didn't seem to like and / or was confused by a kernel dependency.

I am not too concerned yet. Because these are in vm's, I do a snapshot before any significant change. I can futz around with impunity because I have that backup.

I re-booted, and tried the apt-get dist-upgrade again with same results. I think I also tried apt-get -f install.

So I reverted to the snapshot, and will simply try again in the future. I recall that with lenny as testing, the font-desktop was really screwed up for about a period of 6 weeks.

However, just in case someone else runs into this:

1) a re-boot worked, but the failure of apt-get made me nervous enough to revert.

2) waiting for corrections has seemed to work in the past (with a single exception with a 4-disk SCSI software RAID10 update that failed to re-boot lenny successfully after what seemed to be a minor update -- that was on a real system, not a vm. I haven't gotten back to look at that.)

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Fedora :: Fc14 Amd64 Gnome - Hiding Hidden Files In Dolphin And Showing Full Location In Nautilus?

Apr 4, 2011

Trying the various settings (and noticing ubuntu gnome users recently had the same exact OPPOSITE problem -- they can't SHOW hidden files in dolphin) to hide my hidden files in dolphin is not working. The settings are saved OK, but those damn (ending in tilde, ie "~") files do NOT ever hide! I even see the correct little green recycling symbol on them, indicating they're identified as such, but no actual hiding goes on..

Nautilus, which I've used before (but have grown tired of, and was looking forward to dolphin), also has a weird issue that seems to have appeared with FC13 (I'd been using FC12 'til now mostly because of this) - there's no way (AFAIK) to tell it to show the location; to see it, you have to click Go->Location each time. Previously I could set it to print out the whole file or server path and it would stay that way when I opened new windows.. This is on fresh install & update.. kernel is 2.6.35.11-83.fc14.x86_64.

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Debian Configuration :: TightVNC Configuration On The Squeeze?

Feb 8, 2011

I recently just installed Squeeze on an ia64 system and was having some troubles with running VNC.I get the following error, more specifically for some reason I get a malloc - memory corruption error:

Xtightvnc(9165): unaligned access to 0x60000000001ea06c, ip=0x4000000000268280
Xtightvnc(9165): unaligned access to 0x60000000001ea074, ip=0x4000000000268280
Xtightvnc(9165): unaligned access to 0x60000000001ea07c, ip=0x4000000000268280
Xtightvnc(9165): unaligned access to 0x60000000001ea084, ip=0x4000000000268280

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After display all the code above, it just stops. The port 5901 is still closed - if it runs properly, would it open automatically?Is there something that is incompatible? Or am I missing some system configuration component?

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Debian Configuration :: Dropbox Install For Debian Squeeze From Source Code

Feb 19, 2011

how to install Dropbox for Debian Squeeze from source.Please read everything before you begin. I prepared it as I installed Dropbox for my own system. Please Note: I use sudo, you may have to use root or 'su' from the command line. If you don't know the difference between sudo and su, then you shouldn't try this until you know. At the time I did this, the lastest dropbox version was 0.6.7.

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Debian Configuration :: Installed Firestarter Firewall On Debian Squeeze?

Apr 5, 2011

I installed Firestarter firewall on debian Squeeze.Now i note there is a gui available in System->Administration which apparently does not need to be running all the time - its not set up to start on boot.When I boot I notice the boot message has a line saying "Starting Firestarter firewall .... failed"When I am logged in and type "/etc/init.d/firestarter status" as the Firestarter FAQs say, I get"Firestarter is running... ... (warning)"I can run the gui manually and still same message.

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Debian Configuration :: Using Tor In Squeeze?

Aug 28, 2011

When I activate Tor in Iceweasel, it forbids me access to the internet completely. Even attempting Google results in "Iceweasel is configured to use proxy server that is refusing connection".

I have seen this in Lenny, too - it was caused by activating Tor without having installed privoxy. I installed privoxy and everything was okay. In Squeeze, Tor is using polipo. Polipo is installed and running. I have not played with settings of polipo or Tor, the configuration is the same as it was after installation.

What can be wrong? I am a rather an user than a networking guru. I am connected to internet by means of DHCP, no local lans, no special routings, no additional proxies. I have already tired to reinstall polipo.

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Debian Configuration :: ATI Driver For Squeeze

Feb 15, 2010

Just installed squeeze on a new laptop(had been runny Lenny on my older one with no issues, but no sound or wireless on the new one).I decided to install the ATI drive for my Radeon Mobility 4500(or some close revision) because the fan is constantly running and based on some other postings, it seems that it could be the graphics card causing it.Downloaded the driver from ATI's site and it seemed to install fine but when starting X.

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Debian Configuration :: Downgrade From Sid To Squeeze

Jun 20, 2010

When I try to downgrade from sid squeeze I don't get GDM running just a login promt after a reboot.Have also reinstalled nvidia driver but still only login promt.I did aptitude update and aptitude full-upgrade after changing sources.list from sid to squeeze.

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Debian Configuration :: NTFS In Squeeze?

Oct 19, 2010

Got a problem mounting my Windows partition in Squeeze. It keeps refusing to mount it for me in Dolphin. I am a member of the disk and fuse groups, /dev/fuse is owned by root:fuse, and /sbin/mount.ntfs points to /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g, which in turn points to the ntfs-3g executable. I kind of need this ASAP. I am supposed to be finishing with this machine in 35min, and I am dead in the water without the ability to copy some files from the Squeeze ext4 partition over.

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Debian Configuration :: Kernel BUG In Squeeze 2.6.32-5-686 ?

Oct 21, 2010

I installed Debian Squeeze from a net install to a raid 1 array. I have been having a lot of troubles related to being able to write to one or more of the mounted drives - even touch gives me errors.

The most interesting line from dmesg is:

Here is the full output from dmesg:

I found a thread that indicated that this bug was fixed in the next kernel version: 2.6.32-6. I am willing to upgrade the kernel to get rid of my problems. Is a squeeze kernel at 2.6.32-6 or higher available? If so, where? I have not compiled my own kernel, and am not very interested in getting into that.

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Debian Configuration :: Can't Hibernate On Squeeze

Dec 20, 2010

I use my laptop at the college, and I've to suspend him frequently. So, I've decided to install the package pm-utils, to hibernate my PC, instead of power off it. When I try to do "# pm-hibernate", a tty appear, and this error is displayed :

[3506.405310] pm_op(): usb_dev_suspend+0x0/0xa [usbcore] returns -2
[3506.405310] PM: Device usb1 failed to freeze: error -2
This is the result in pm-suspend.log :
Initial commandline parameters:

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Debian Configuration :: Squeeze And Php 5.3.x - Reverting To 5.2.x?

Feb 6, 2011

I have upgraded my server to Debian 6.0 Squeeze but it looks like some of my sites are not compatible with PHP 5.3.x so I would like to revert to previous 5.2.6 version.So my question is what to do?a) Remove PHP 5.3.x from system via apt-get and install my old 5.2.6 from old archives at /var/cache/apt/archivesorb) just try to update from archives PHP to 5.2.6?

-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  2413316 May 11  2008 libapache2-mod-php5_5.2.0-8+etch11_i386.deb
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  2413290 Oct  6  2008 libapache2-

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Feb 6, 2011

As a long time user of some other distributions I decided to switch to Debian and installed 6.0 from amd64 kde cd image.Upon logging to KDE I discovered thatant locate knetworkmanager anywhere,it doesnt autostart and I could not find it anywhere else.I am connecting through a wireless network to the Internet so I cant connect through the Ethernet to download it through apt-get for example,if it is not installed by default.lly confused,knetworkmanager is standard tool in KDE but I cant find it in Debian 6.0

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Debian :: Trying Out Squeeze / Configuration Could Not Be Loaded

Dec 14, 2010

A couple days ago I installed Debian Lenny (netinst) to my friend's laptop, a IBM Thinkpad T23. Got a black screen after gdm loaded and the laptop seemed frozen. Decided to upgrade to squeeze. I edited the apt sources file and changed all the instances of lenny to squeeze, and then upgraded.Had the same display problem, but found a web site that suggested disabling acpi. So I did that, got the sound working, (needed cs46xx firmware), and all seems to be running fine.I get some weird udev messages at boot time, but I have a feeling that's due to how I upgraded. I can't copy and paste since the messages aren't in my system log. If anybody wants more information about it, I can supply it. pgrep shows two instances of udev running so it appears the messages are only warnings.When upgrading to squeeze, I used tds.net debian mirror links. Earlier today I switched to Debian's official US repo URLs and had to upgrade about 250 packages after reloading package data.

Now, when I click on System -> Administration -> Time and Date.After a couple seconds I get a dialog box that says "The configuration data could not be loaded" in bold black letters. Underneath that in smaller letters, "You are not allowed to access the system configuration" I receive that same error when accessing "services" and "users and groups."But I can access the synaptic package manager and update manager from the administration submenu.

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Debian Configuration :: No UUID For Some Partitions?

Jun 15, 2010

I have two encrypted partitions which I cannot find UUID numbers for.

/etc/crypttab looks like this:

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and *sometimes this works, other times I have to edit the file and /etc/init.d/cryptdisks restart.

Obviously I should use UUIDs here and in fstab but blkid does not list those partitions

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Debian Configuration :: Nautilus Segfault Preventing Login By Gdm

Mar 5, 2010

I removed my .gnome and .nautilus folders and .notifier file. it is working now. I do not know exactly which of these 3 fixed it but I hope this might help someone else!I have some major issue with nautilus which is preventing me from loogging in into my system which is kind of criticle this weekend.I'm running Squeeze with latest updates.

The problem:Today gnome gave some problems caus my taskbar was suddently gone. I couldn't get it back to i reinstall gnome-desktop and updated my whole system. At the update some yes/no questions on a blue screen asking me to restart cups etc had corrupted yes/no buttons. Weird character sets were shown. Well that can happen sometimes i thought.After reinstalling gnome i can't login anymore. My screen keeps flashing while it shows the loading icon of the mouse.Anyone got suggestions? I can't find similar problems on the internet, only problems that happen while already logged in. In my case the segfault prevents gdm starting!
Maurice

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Apr 21, 2010

I have a new Debian 5.04/ppc install on a G5 tower and it's not able to browse the local network. The clean install could see the network, then I installed the Samba server, and it hasn't worked since. Samba server never really worked, and I'm guessing I messed something up. I've reinstalled network-manager, and removed / reinstalled samba.

I have a small home network (6 machines) running wired and/or wireless, pc/mac and linux.This machine can PING other machines by name and IP address.This machine can PING itself by name and IP address
Other machines can PING this machine by IP address only, not by name.Nautilus network browser only shows the "Windows Network" icon, which, when clicked, shows an empty window.I've got networking up fine on all my other machines but this one is stumping me.

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Apr 3, 2010

I've been testing Squeeze to determine whether KDE4 is finally suitable for my primary machine. Everything seems to be working fine except for detection of IDE devices. My CD/DVD drive no longer automounts and the reason seems to be that no device is being created. My Lenny system detects the drive as /dev/hda, but no such device exists in Squeeze. During boot, Squeeze appears to detect the drive as /dev/sr0 (according to dmesg), but in fact that device does not exist either.I'm actually running the Lenny kernel, as I am unable to compile my Ralink wireless driver (rt2860sta) using the Squeeze kernel. Also, for inquiring minds, I use removable HDD drive bays on my systems to simplify testing.

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Apr 13, 2010

I have been trying to build a Debian-live-version for some time using live-helper. It works fine if I choose lenny as distribution. With sid I always get into trouble.Sometimes live-helper does't find any aufs-modules but it stops looking for them if I keep the options as simple as above.What is the problem of live-helper's to build on sid or squeeze (which I have met similar troubles with)?

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May 28, 2010

Alright, first Squeeze wouldn't create an initial RAM disk even with "--initrd" specified. Now I don't need one and it's creating one for me even though I don't want one! How do I stop this? I'm beginning to feel like I am using Windows in the sense that it's doing things on its own. Don't make me a RAM disk unless I say so!

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